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Okanagan Nation Declaration
We, the Okanagan Nation make this declaration today as a sign for every generation to come, Therefore we herby declare that:
We are the unconquered aboriginal peoples of this land our mother; The creator has given us our mother, to enjoy, to manage and to protect; We the first inhabitants, have lived with our mother from time immemorial; Our Okanagan Governments have allowed us to share equally in the resources of our mother; We have never given up our rights to our mother, our mother's resources, our governments, our religion; We will survive and continue to govern our mother and her resources for the good of all for all time.

ONA_Who We Are

Since time immemorial, the history of the Okanagan began, long before the arrival of the Europeans. We are the Syilx-speaking people – the original inhabitants of a vast and beautiful territory that encompasses forests, grasslands, lakes and desert. For thousands of years, the Okanagan people were self-reliant and well provided for through their own ingenuity and use of the land and nature. We lived united as a nation with a whole economy, travelling the breadth and depth of our territory, hunting and fishing, growing and harvesting, crafting and trading to meet our needs.

  • 2016 Okanagan Nation Salmon Feast Celebration

    Okanagan Falls Provincial Park
    Friday, September 16, 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016
    All day

    The 2016 Okanagan Nation Salmon Feast & Celebration will take place September 16 – 18, 2016 at Okanagan Falls Provincial Park.

    It is one of the goals of the Okanagan Nation to preserve the traditions and culture of the Syilx…

  • Okanagan Nation Wellness Forum 2016

    Penticton, BC
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - Thursday, October 20, 2016
    8:30am - 8:00pm

    October 19-20, 0216.

    The Okanagan Nation Alliance will be hosting a 2 day Okanagan Nation Wellness Forum in Penticton, BC.

    Please stay tuned for more information.

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